Research Librarian for Music and Performing Arts

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Created: July 19, 2016


The University of Virginia Library is seeking a dynamic and highly-skilled professional to be the Research Librarian for Music and Performing Arts. The successful candidate will serve as a liaison to the McIntire Department of Music and the Department of Drama, including the Dance Minor program, providing in-depth research and teaching support for faculty and students as well as general support for the performing arts across the curriculum. As a member of the Arts & Humanities team in the Library's Academic Engagement unit, the Librarian for Music and Performing Arts will collaborate with a cohort of subject and technology experts to advance and promote existing services to enhance scholarship in all phases of the research lifecycle, and to identify emerging needs and envision new services in response.

The University of Virginia Library embraces innovation and risk-taking, encourages diversity, and looks for staff who are excited by the prospect of working at a forward-looking library during times of great change.

Responsibilities: Serve as a liaison to the McIntire Department of Music and the Department of Drama, cultivating strong partnerships and seeking opportunities for enhanced collaboration. Provide front-line support and consultation across all research services, as well as expert services and support for music- and arts-related research throughout the University. Work with technology and methodology experts on the Academic Engagement team to promote the Library's existing and emerging digital initiatives. Educate and inform faculty and graduate students about scholarly communication and intellectual property issues, and advocate for sustainable models of scholarly communication. In collaboration with Academic Engagement's Teaching and Learning team, develop and deliver effective instructional services via classroom-based sessions, online guides and tutorials, or other learning activities. Engage with faculty to integrate information literacy and digital literacy concepts and skills into the curriculum. Contribute to the development of collections in all formats, by scoping and communicating collection needs to the Collections, Access and Discovery team. Partner with Special Collections to promote the use of the Library's rare and unique music- and arts-related materials. -Participate in national conversations relating to library support of both traditional and emerging scholarship, through professional presentations, articles, and other means.

Qualifications, Required: A master's degree in library or information science, or an advanced degree in music and appropriate experience in an academic library. Experience working in an academic library. Willingness to embrace the challenges of a constantly changing environment, and commitment to continual professional growth and development. Commitment to ongoing professional development and enthusiasm for the possibilities offered by academic librarianship as a profession.Familiarity with the tools and methods of digital scholarship. Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. Ability to thrive in a highly collaborative, team-based organization.

Qualifications, Preferred: Professional experience working in a music or performing arts library. Understanding of established and emerging technologies for musical instruction, research, composition, and performance. Familiarity with scholarly communication and intellectual property issues. Broad knowledge of traditional and new models of collection development and management in music. Understanding of metadata and its importance in support of music scholarship. Working knowledge of foreign languages (German and/or French preferred).

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Published: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 20:32 UTC

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